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news. merrill newman, the 85-year-old palo alto man who was detained in north korea for six weeks, is right now on a plane headed to sfo. he will land in a couple of hours. we're live at sfo where a welcome home crowd continues to grow. >> reporter: that scheduled ?riet supposed to land at 8:58. we expect family to alive closer to that time. it's sure to be a warm welcome for the korean war veteran who has been away from his wife, family and friends for more than a month now. we have video of merrill newman in china last night on his way home. the ordeal started when merrill newman visited north korea in october. just as he was about to board a flight for china, he was detained on october 26 and charged with hostile acts against the state. the associated press says merrill newman served in a it top secret military unit that trained south koreans to sneak into north korea during the war. during his time in custody in north korea, they released a video of the veteran apologizing for his actions. the north korean government does have a history of coercesing statements from detainees.
one month has been deported back to the united states. merrill newman is expected to arrive in, what, a couple of hours, mike. >> reporter: yes. i just confirmed with airport officials that he is expected to arrive around 9:00 on a united airlines flight coming from beijing. his son will be here to greet his father as he finally arrives back in states. he is 85 and from palo alto and has been held by the south korea an government since late october. before he was scheduled to leave, korean authorities detained him and held him for weeks. he is a korean war veteran and televised an apology for his part in the war. he briefly spoke to reporters on his way home at the beijing airport. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the -- so i can be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> i feel good. i feel good. >> what do you want to do first thing. >> go home and see my wife. >> reporter: now, in a statement, north korea an officials say taking into consideration his admittance of the act committed by him, an apology made by him, the above said institution deported him from the c
merrill newman. making a so-called apology. in the video, the korean war vet said, he was sorry for war crimes he committed. his friends and family say. this apology was clearly scripted. north korea is reveling in newman's detention, some analysts expect newman could be released soon. >> "so this is baffling. but this is a new regime of the new leader. and i suspect he's sending different signals but nobody knows what those signals are." >> another photograph has been released of newman. it shows him enjoying his 10-day tour of north korea. before his detention. a swedish ambassador has met with newman and said, he was being treated well and has received the medications sent by his family. >> a re-paving project in fairfield is closing some roadways later today. starting at 9 tonight, both directions of oliver road, between hartford avenue and rockville road will be closed. also, the westbound 80 oliver road, west-texas street off ramp will be off limits. the work expected to last until 5 o clock tomorrow morning. detour signs will be posted but drivers should also expect delays in the
>> he's spent a month in north korea as an accused war criminal. now bay area veteran merril newman is reportedly on his way home. >> and the icy weather tightens its grip on the bay area, it's freezing. and i'm very cold and now rain is coming down. kron four meteorologist is >> in san jose, freezing temperatures claim the lives of four homeless people. to lose that many in one night. it's horrible. new measures in place to protect those who have no >> bad weather also a factor in idaho, where the search for a south bay man and his family has been suspended. i'm dale, and this is my family. dale smith of san jose was at the controls of his private plane when it disappeared on sunday. tonight a look at his video tribute to his love of flying. clear! malignedand a suspected cat killer under arrest. police say this man grabbed two cats out the arms of a san francisco woman and tossed then into the bay. now he is facing animal cruelty charges, >> developing news tonight. the palo alto man who's been held in north korea for more than a month. is coming home. north korea has finally rele
before his detention. newman is being treated well and receiving the medications sent by his family. >>> players were paired with low-income children so they could get gift ideas for their families. there were lots of patients in the toy aisle getting something in return. curtsey of the 49ers each child received a gift card. >> reporter: big changes in the overnight hours. a cold system brings us a blast of cold air from canada. there is a slight chance of showers. the main impact will be 15 degrees cooler followed by a frigid morning in the 20s and 30s. right now we see mainly clear skies. the system is approaching. it is east of us, the core at least. it is draped across northern california and nevada. we have a slight chance of seeing showers, but mainly the precipitation is in the sierra. cloudy conditions keeping temperatures warmer. it will be a different story into wednesday. we have snow in the sierra dropped to the lake level. by 8:00 we are done with the rain or the possibility of rain. through the afternoon we have skies clearing. v8:00 hour skies here will be cold tempe
says it has deported merill, newman, a veteran of the north korean war. newman has been held there since a visit to the region back on october 26th. now, there was video that surfaced of him making a confession about his involvement while he was in north korea during the korean war. pyongyang had accused newman of being a criminal and a mastermind of espionage. right now the newman family is not officially commenting on whether he has been released, but we are hearing both by "reuters" and the "associated press" that the 85-year-old palo alto man has been deported from north korea. >>> and new at 6:00 tonight, failing at crisis communications. a bay area expert says san jose state university is dropping the ball in communicating with the public about the racial tensions on campus. most of the president's communication over the past few weeks has been by e-mail. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is on the campus. one expert says the president needs to get in front of the cameras now. damian? >> reporter: well, you know, diane, this is the latest e-mail announcing the latest fact-
rain and snow. tonight we'll tell you if the rough area stays in the bay area area. >>> merrill newman, the 85-year-old palo alto man detained in north korea is coming home, saying they were letting him go for humanitarian reasons. we are live in palo alto where he lives, and his family has got to be thrilled. >> reporter: they are completely thrilled. the word went out here just before a christmas performance, and there was applause of relief. >> this is a great moment for us as a family and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> the son responding to the news about his father's release from custody from the north korean government. >> u.s. and western countries, there's misleading information and propaganda. >> reporter: his release comes a few weeks after this video was released by the north korean government, resume be coerced by government officials, reading a statement apologizing for his part in the war. he traveled to the country with a friend of his in late october and stayed there with a chinese tour group for a week. he was arre
-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's bring in cnn's barbara starr. she's at the pentagon watching this situation what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, chris. swedish diplomats have been able to visit newman, but his family, of course, wants him home. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apomg. pyongyang says newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he not for the u.s. in the korean war working with anti-down intoist gorillas planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. it shows newman signing the four-page statement, dating it, seemth it with his thumbprint in red enk. what happens to him next isn't clear after being held since late october taken off a plane just as hess tour group was leaving. the white house is now weighing
newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. during the korean war, mr. newman led a unit of guerrilla fighters. mr. newman reportedly reached out to surviving members of his former unit before his trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea. this new information comes after north korea released video of newman apologizing for war crimes committed during the korean war. >>> also new this morning, vice president joe biden is in china. second stop of his week-long trip to asia. here's some new video of the vice president meeting with china's vice president. he also met with china's president. one area of tension between the two nations, china's recent declaration of a new air defense zone over disputed islands in the south china sea. both the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. >>> it is 7:15. former santa clara county supervisor george shirikawa is scheduled to appear in court on suspicion of campaign mail fraud. he was sentenced for a year in jail for misusing public money. this afternoon, he faces an additional fell no
-merrill newman to making a so-called apology for " war crimes " he committed during the korean conflict. his friends and family said the apology was clearly scripted. analysts have examined a video and say there are clues newman could be released soon. >>: so this is baffling but this is a new regime of the new leader and i suspect he sending different signals but nobody knows, but the signals are. " >>darya: another photograph has a release of a newman. it shows him enjoying his 10 day tour of north korea before his detention. a swedish ambassador has met with newman and said, he was being treated well and has received the medications and by his family. >>mark: the laptops, tablets and other mobile devices were working overtime for cyber monday consider to be the superbowl of online shopping. analysts say overall sales were up 17.5 percent compared to last year. smart phones and tablets drove nearly one- third of traffic on cyber monday making a shift in shopping preferences. some of the most popular items included the new ps4 and xbox one consoles tv's and tablets. also, the designer label
's according to a swedish diplomat who visited him. merrill newman was taken captive more tan a month ago as he was about to take off on his plane after a tourist visit. authorities say they are holding him to investigate war crimes. he was shown on north korean television, reading what korean officials said was an apology. the u.s. is calling for his release. >> pope francis is urging catholics to pray for those with aids. the pontiff addressed a crowd at st peter's square, which is world aids day. >> for 30 years peter has been living with h.i.v. >> i'm used to it. >> his prognosis is good. >> h.i.v. is not a death sentence, but a life innocence. we have it for life and concern ourselves with living, not dying. >> the autolook was bleaker in the "80, in 1981 magic johnson announced he was h.i.v. positive. many assumed it would kill him. he's going strong today. >> now when a person is diagnosed with h.i.v. access to health care, housing and good nutrition, they can live a near-normal life span. >> a million americans are infected. diagnosing and treating infections early can control the viru
in nort north korea n good condition. merrill newman was arrested more than a month ago just as he was about to take leave on an airline liner. he served in the korean war and they are holding him to investigate war crimes. they show him reading what they say is an apology. the u.s. is calling for his immediate release. >> why a new distillery opened up shot in detroit. that and much more when al jazeera america returns. power of the people until we restore our freedoms and r >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are today's headlines. thousands of new york city commuters had to find other ways to get to new york this morning after a train derailed just outside of manhattan. investigators have recovered the train's data recorders to determine the cause of the accident that left four people dead and others injured. the obama administration said they have fixed the let car heae healthcare.gov website. it's cyber monday. millions will be clicking the mouse to grab major deals on the internet. and many americans already shopping on the job. >>> the popularity of locally brewed l
television apologizing for his role in the korean war. some former burr relationship wills say newman supervised -- guerrillas say newman remembers him as an american lieutenant who provided food and weapons but largely left the fighting to them. they are also questioning his decision to visit north korea where the guerrilla group is still considered some of the most feared and hated fighters of the war. >>> only on 2 tonight. a look ahead to who may be running in the next presidential election. california voters were asked about possible republican presidential candidates, and they appear to have a clear favorite, new jersey governor chris christie. he is on top with 47% voters who responded to the poll saying they have a favorable view of him. that compares to 29% favorable for bush, the former governor from florida and 24% for texas senator ted cruz. >>> a federal judge has cleared the way for cash-strapped detroit to become the largest city in the united states to qualify for bankruptcy. detroit is more than $18 billion in debt. under today's ruling, detroit would be allowed to se
straight. >> reporter: 48-year-old grace newman hitting the gym hard these days. at 5'2", 178 pounds, she is the heaviest she has ever been. >> i have to lose the weight because every day, going up and down the stairs, you just are out of breath. >> reporter: some studies have suggested being overweight or obese may be a benign condition. if a person doesn't have problems like high cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes. now new research finds being healthy and overweight is just a myth. >> being obese, even in the absence of measurable risk factors, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. >> reporter: canadian researchers looked at studies published over the past 60 years and also found the rates of death, heart attack and stroke were higher for obese people. >> going to alternate stretching legs. >> reporter: personal trainer eli ingram recommends easing into lifestyle changes. >> a lot of people start programs and fall off because they try to make too many changes all at once. >> i want to lose 25 pounds. >> grace is hoping to drop her extra weight in the next four
newman receiving a warm welcome in san francisco and greeted by his son and wife. north korea gave no reason why they let him go but newman said he's grateful to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired but ready to go with my family. thank you all for the support we got. very much appreciate it. >>> all smiles. newman's family and the white house calling for the release of another american, kenneth bae. he's been held in north korea for over a year now. >>> a shaky weekend in central oklahoma. a magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattling towns near oklahoma city saturday. >> things fell off the wall. things fell off shelves. at first you don't know what's happening and then it sort of settles down and you can take inventory. >> luckily no other major damage or injuries reported. this quake comes just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever reported in the state, a magnitude 5.6 back in 2011. >>> 60 survivors attend an anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. a moment of silence was observed at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombings began. >> it was
-old merrill newman. the career of more bedroom was on attending a tour of north korea recently, when he was taken off of a plane and not allowed to leave the country. here is newman, making a so-called apology days ago. in the video, the korean war veteran said, that he was sorry for war crimes that he had committed ansar for hostile acts against his friends. >> just before 6-pm - and local temperatures are dropping drastically. more cold weather continues to roll in tonight.and the temperatures are below normal for this time of the year. right now. mount tam is in the mid 40's and in the berkeley hills. it is already 37 degrees. i'm in the weather center with chief meteorologist jacqueline bennett. we're hearing about possible rain -- and even snow??? >> we see mostly lame because we're in the 40's, it is too warm for snow but you concede that there is still snow showers. the pink is what we are calling the small minds. up to the north the scene snow. it's light rain at highway 1 01. as will but to ukiah we are seen at freezing snow. the snow levels are much more lord there because it
of an 85-year-old palo alto member being held in north korea. they were waiting for newman the day after he was forced off the plane. the 85-year-old was seen on state tv last weekend apologizing for alleged war time crimes in what was widely seen as coerced statement. >> detroit is now the largest american city to qualify for bankruptcy protection. a judge ruled it was insolvent and pension checks could be cut during a bankruptcy proceeding. the ruling after a nine-day trial and four months after the city filed for chapter nine bankruptcy protection. detroit will be allowed to search for a way to pay off debt. >> the big tuberculosis scare on the u.s. airways flight over the weekend turned out to be nothing. officials in arizona now say a man aboortd the flight expected of having tuberculosis negative the man was singled out. passengers were told they'd been exposeed and were advised to contact their physicians immediately. officials deny passengers had to seek medical care. >> vents are suspended at uc cancelled after a fourth student was diagnosed with meningitis. college students are pr
details shedding light on why u.s. military vet merrill newman was detained in north korea. state media there releasing an e-mail apparently written by numten six months ago. in the e-mail he reaches out to surviving members of a once top secret guerrilla group newman trained during the korean war. he's been held for more than a month. >>> a fourth student at uc santa barbara has come down with meningitis. students there began getting sick about three weeks ago. one has had to have both legs amputated. the strain of meningitis is similar to the one that sickened eight students at princeton university. >>> kind of cool news here. singer billy joel will be a regular staple at madison square garden in new york city. kind of an unusual arrangement but joel struck a deal as the gard garden's first entertainment franchise. he'll have his own logo. he's set to play a show a month at msg for as long as fans want to hear him play. the run begins with four sold out shows starting in january of next year. apparently he told "usa today" that now he can kmut commute to and it takes out the schlepp f
that american veteran being held captive in north korea. turns out that 85-year-old merrill newman was part of a special forces unit that trained a secret guerrilla group during the korean war. members of the group were waiting to reunite with newman in south korea, just before he was detained. >>> and a bizarre scene to show you from a safari lodge in central africa. although really not bizarre. that's where they live. >> yeah. >> not just an elephant in the room. try six. the herd apparently likes to -- >> that's a lobby? >> they say the herd likes to take a shortcut through the lodge after feeding on a nearby fruit tree. it's not a shortcut to them, it's just how you go. who decided to build this house in the middle of our cafeteria? i think is a better question. >>> and finally, imagine you buy a lottery ticket. >> yeah. >> and it's a $50 million winning lottery ticket. >> i'm in. >> and you have no idea because you lost the ticket. >> oh! question of the morning. should you still get the money? >> yes. >> that is what happened to this woman in canada. the money went unclaimed for a yea
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